Puffed Out

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All puffed out and waiting for the sun to warm things up before hitting the lake to collect bugs.

There were literally billions, well OK, there were a boat load of swallows buzzing around the lakes in North Park last weekend collecting bugs off the top of the water. We went out early one morning to catch the action but it was cold and most of the swallows were hunkered down and puffed out trying to keep warm and the sun to come out.

One after another

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We spent Memorial Day weekend out looking for migratory birds in Northern Colorado. This May it has been unusually cold and snowy and Memorial day weekend was no exception as one after another we were hit by short storms dropping a little Graupel and then blowing quickly out. We must have experienced about 10-15 in one single day. It was clear summer will come a bit latter this year to the high plains in North Park, CO.

Landscape

Landscape

Or Landscape within a Landscape within a Landscape. How do you photograph the landscape within the landscape? Nature is a repeating fractal pattern ever present but for me a difficult subject to photograph. Not macro or micro photography but capturing what is small yet large and large yet small. This is one attempt.

Spring Tanager

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A colorful Western Tanager holding still just long enough for a quick portrait. Lovely color to brighten up an overcast spring day. Just outside the North Gate to Yellowstone National park.